Things to Do in São Paulo

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Colorful, boho- chic dresses and tunics are displayed on luggage trolleys at Brazilian designer Adriana Barra’s new flagship store, in Jardins.... Read More

Guarulhos Airport seriously lacks world-class shopping, something it must rectify before Brazil hosts the 2014 World Cup; but for now, this jewelry shop... Read More

The cozy, tiled Original elevates draft beer to high science. The brew (small-bubbled Brahma) rests in iceberg-cold tanks for at least two days to... Read More

Most international flights to Brazil arrive around sunrise: head out of customs and head straight ahead to start the day off with the country’s... Read More

The three-story shop features cutting-edge local Brazilian clothing designs, luxe wood interiors, and a bird aviary. Read More

One of the city’s coolest electronic-music clubs, D-Edge attracts partiers with a wild dance room that makes you feel like you’re inside a... Read More

The 25,000-square-foot store is the city’s gargantuan temple of chic - dealing in everything from cars to carry-alls. Read More

This tiny art gallery run by Brazil’s government-owned airport management company hosts small monthly painting, sculpture, and photo exhibitions... Read More

Galeria Melissa is a mecca for plastic and rubber footwear. Expect stylish sandals, sneakers, and kitten heels by Vivienne Westwood, Karim Rashid, and... Read More

In the evening, "urban bossa" and other live music entertains an energetic crowd . Read More

Brazil’s most recognized jeweler specializes in local gemstones, most notably the bluish tourmaline, a stone commonly found throughout Minas... Read More

If you’ve been putting off a visit to the dentist, this spotless dental office will clean your teeth, whiten, and take X-rays for a fraction of... Read More

Here, Japanese karepan (curry buns) are sold alongside Brazilian palmito cakes and eggy breads laced with Portuguese sausage. Read More

A typical airport bookstore with a limited selection of English paperbacks and a lot of people flipping through Caras, one of Brazil’s best-known... Read More

This Sao Paulo-based boutique travel agency specializes in custom luxury itineraries from Bahia to the Amazon. Robert Betenson is an invaluable local... Read More

Tangy olives, linguica sausages, and salt cod (legacies of Portuguese rule) sit cheek by jowl with native tropical fruit and Amazonian chiles at this... Read More

Fresh batches of pão de queijo - irresistibly chewy, buttery bread made with cassava flour - are baked daily at the pocket-size bakery. Read More

Years as agent: 8. Other specialty: Family reunions. Consulting fee: $50 a day, not above $500 total. bobby@matuete.com Read More

This small artistic shop features a rotating selection of colorful wearable art and kitschy home wares, preserved in resin. Most interesting are jewelry... Read More

This small spa steeped in Asian aesthetics and L’Occitane products is the best (okay, the only) spot to relax away a layover with a shiatsu... Read More

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